So I clicked “publish” on my movie review for Valkyrie and then kinda-sorta forgot about my blog for a week. Actually, the family was in “Last Week of School” mode–which, for me, was “Last Week of Regular Writing Schedule” mode.
I was really fighting to make sure that I ended my week of writing on a high note. Praise the Lord, I accomplished that and ended the 2012-2013 writing period light-years away from where I started last August. Just think, last August I was still working on First Book; now I’m in the last half of Second Book and I have NO INTENTIONS of rewriting anymore of it after this [insert many exclamation points here]. I intend to go through it one more time with a fine-tooth comb before I hand it off to Mom, of course, but I’m not changing the plot anymore [insert many more exclamation points here].
If I could have it finished before I go to England and then start Third Book when I get home–that would be awesome. We’ll see how it goes.
Similar to last summer, my blogging time will be a bit more sporadic until we get back to school in August. We plan to have a lot of fun this summer, though, so hopefully I’ll have lots of interesting little posts!
Oh, by the way . . . remember how I mentioned in one of my last posts that we had a major calamity with the swimming pool? Well, this is what I meant:
It, uh . . . it collapsed.
The pool was here when we got the property, so it was more than seven years old . . . anyway, it, uh, it had a rusty seam and just couldn’t take the pressure of refilling the pool after my grandparents had a new liner installed.
Paw-Paw thought he heard thunder, so he stepped outside to see where the raincloud was headed. That’s when he realized his back porch was full of water. What he heard wasn’t thunder at all; it was the pool ripping and 19,000 gallons washing right down into his backyard. Yes, sir, it looked as if we’d had a mini-hurricane, complete with a storm surge.
There was no saving the pool. Paw-paw, sweet, sweet man that he is (he deserves an abundance of praise!) let Mimi arrange for the purchase and installation of a whole new pool right away. The new one was installed on Saturday afternoon. We hope to don our WholesomeWear swimsuits tomorrow and spend the morning playing and exercising 😀 😀 😀
Swimming everyday is a big goal of ours for the summer. Our yearly deep-clean of the house is also on the calendar; also weaning baby goats; also visiting Nottaway Plantation. Daddy has lots of vacation days this summer (*claps hands*) so we’re hoping to enjoy ourselves as a family.
And in the midst of all this fun, we will be waiting on pins and needles for a new baby prince or princess of the United Kingdom.
It just doesn’t get much cuter than that.
So, what are your plans for the summer? 🙂